I finally forced myself to try a bit of flipping in my classroom. Why, why, why did it take me this long to try it? It has been a wonderful help in my chemistry classroom. I don’t know if the students would agree, but I think they do like learning at their own pace, and “rewinding” to learn more difficult concepts. I have found that it helps students to focus more on their own learning then they typically do in a lecture setting. I have seen a better focus by students translate into higher quiz and test scores. Some of the students do balk at having to watch a video, but not too many.
My video making is not ideal yet. Currently I am using Ink2Go to record my videos. I would love to be able to work the problems while I am talking about them, but haven’t reached that point yet. I have yet to use my iPad for this but have thought about trying ExplainEverything. I’ve heard such good things about it. I would love to own the bigger iPad but so far my budget can’t accommodate its purchase. I have tried playing around with my Surface but need more time with it when I’m not in the pressure cooker of the school year. After dipping my toes into flipping, I have found it to be something I want to do a lot more of in the future!